Slate Lays Off Jack Shafer, 3 Others

Editor David Plotz confirms 'reductions'


Slate, the online news magazine owned by the Washington Post Company, has laid off four employees, including editor-at-large Jack Shafer, Adweek has learned. 

“We have made some editorial changes, including a small reduction in our full-time staff and our contractors,” Slate editor David Plotz confirmed.

Shafer, who writes the ezine’s Press Box column, confirmed in an email that he had been laid off, but said he “will continue as a contributor to Slate.”

“The industry we’re in changes very quickly,” said Plotz, who started as editor in 2008.

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